DAP’s door open to all Malays who share the Malaysian Dream of an united, inclusive, progressive, just and prosperous Malaysia for all Malaysians


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Pintu DAP terbuka untuk semua orang Melayu yang mahu kepada Impian Malaysia yang bercita-cita untuk mewujudkan Malaysia yang bersatu, inklusif, progresif, adil dan makmur untuk semua rakyat Malaysia

DAP mempunyai lebih ramai Ahli Parlimen dan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri dari kaum India berbanding dengan MIC – sama ada pada hari ini atau pada tahun 1969 apabila DAP bertanding pilihanraya umum buat kali pertama.

Selepas PRU13, DAP mempunyai enam Ahli Parlimen dan 13 ADUN dari kaum India mewakili Pulau Pinang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor dan Pahang.

Sebaliknya, MIC hanya mempunyai empat Ahli Parlimen dan lima ADUN walaupun tiada siapa akan tahu berapa ramai lagi Ahli Parlimen dan ADUN MIC yang akan tinggal selepas krisis dalaman yang sedang dialami oleh parti itu sekarang.

Tetapi DAP bukan parti kaum India.

Selepas PRU13, DAP mempunyai 30 Ahli Parlimen dan 89 ADUN dari kaum Cina yang mewakili 10 daripada 13 negeri di Malaysia – jauh lebih ramai daripada MCA yang hanya tinggal menjadi “parti 7-Eleven”, iaitu tujuh Ahli Parlimen dan 11 ADUN, manakala Gerakan cuma tinggal dua Ahli Parlimen dan tiga ADUN.

Tetapi DAP bukan parti kaum Cina.

Sejak awal lagi sewaktu penubuhan DAP hampir 50 tahun lalu, DAP telah berikrar untuk menjadi parti rakyat Malaysia yang bersungguh-sungguh mahu memenuhi perjuangan semua rakyat, tanpa mengira kaum, agama atau wilayah.

Inilah sebabnya DAP menjadi parti politik seMalaysia untuk semua rakyat Malaysia yang pertama, aktif dalam kerja-kerja politik di semua negeri sebelum parti-parti lain berbuat demikian, termasuk yang berada di pihak Barisan Nasional.

Inilah juga sebabnya mengapa sejak pilihanraya umum pertama yang ditandingi oleh DAP pada 1969, DAP telah meletakkan calon pelbagai kaum, dan sejak itu selama berdekad-dekad lamanya, kita telah mempunyai Ahli Parlimen dan ADUN dari kalangan orang Melayu.

Dalam masyarakat pelbagai kaum dan agama di Malaysia di mana mudah sekali orang memainkan serta mengapi-apikan sentimen kaum dan agama, dan apa yang berlaku kebelakangan ini adalah kesan daripada polarisasi kaum, jalan yang diambil oleh sesebuah parti pelbagai kaum adalah sukar lagi perit.

Namun, setelah hampir lima dekad, DAP tetap berpegang kepada matlamatnya untuk menjadi parti kepada semua rakyat Malaysia, dan bukan parti kepada kaum Cina atau India sahaja, walaupun DAP mempunyai lebih ramai wakil rakyat berbanding MCA atau MIC.

DAP perlu menggandakan usaha untuk menyambut kehadiran orang Melayu yang berjiwa demokrat menyertai perjuangan Malaysia untuk rakyat Malaysia.

Sebagaimana pintu DAP terbuka untuk kaum Cina, India, Kadazandusun dan Iban yang mahu kepada Impian Malaysia, pintu DAP juga sentiasa terbuka kepada orang Melayu yang mahu berkongsi Impian Malaysia; impian yang mahu melihat rakyat Malaysia bersatu, inklusif, progresif, adil dan makmur.

Saya berharap untuk melihat lebih ramai orang Melayu berjuang bersama DAP berganding tangan dengan orang Cina, India, Iban dan Kadazandusun, tanpa mengira kaum, agama atau wilayah, bagi mencapai cita-cita Malaysia di mana kita sama-sama boleh berbangga dengan pentadbiran baik yang mampu menjamin hak politik, ekonomi, pendidikan, sosial, budaya dan kerakyatan yang adil, dan di mana kebebasan demoktratik, kemajuan ekonomi, jaminan keselamatan peribadi, hak asasi dan penjagaan alam sekitar menjadi agenda utama kerajaan semasa.

(Ucapan di majlis berbuka puasa di Kampung Pendas Laut, Gelang Patah pada Sabtu, 11 Julai 2015)

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DAP has more Indian Members of Parliament and State Assembly representatives than MIC – today as well as in the 1969 when the DAP contested our first general election.

After the 13th General Election, DAP had six Indian MPs and 13 Indian State Assembly representatives in Penang, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Selangor and Pahang.

In contrast, MIC has four MPs and five State Assembly representatives in Malaysia and nobody knows how many MPs and State Assembly representatives MIC would have left after the dust has finally settled on the prolonged MIC internecine feud and strife.

But DAP is not an Indian political party.

In the 13th General Election, DAP elected 30 Chinese Members of Parliament and 89 Chinese State Assembly representatives in 10 of the 13 states in Malaysia – far ahead of MCA which was reduced to a 7/11 political party with seven MPs and 11 Stare Assembly representatives or the Gerakan’s 2/3 political score of two MPs and three State Assembly representatives.

But DAP is not a Chinese political party.

Right from the very beginning during DAP’s formation 50 years ago, DAP pledged to be a Malaysian party dedicated to serve the cause of all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region.

This is why DAP is the first Pan-Malaysian political party in the country, active in political work in all states in the country before any other political party, including those from the Barisan Nasional.

This is also why right from the very first general election fought by the DAP in 1969, DAP had fielded a multi-racial slate of candidates, and over the decades since 1969, we had elected Malay Members of Parliament and State Assembly representatives.

In multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia, where it is so easy to pander and even incite racial and religious sentiments, as is unfortunately the case with recent political developments resulting in the worst racial and religious polarisation in the nation’s history, the road of a multi-racial Malaysian political party is a hard and arduous one.

However, for close to five decades, DAP has kept faith with the goal to be a political party for all Malaysians, and not to be a party for Chinese or Indians only although the DAP had more Indian MPs and State Assemblymen than MIC or more Chinese MPs and State Assembly representatives than the “7/11” MCA.

DAP needs to redouble our efforts to welcome like-minded Malays to join in the DAP’s Malaysian cause.

Just as DAP’s door is open to Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans in Malaysia who share in the common Malaysian Dream, DAP’s door is always open to Malays who share the Malaysian Dream of an united, inclusive, progressive, just and prosperous Malaysia for all Malaysians.

I look forward to more Malays joining the Chinese, Indians, Ibans and Kadazans in the party to fight the Malaysian cause where all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion or region, can walk tall as there is good governance with all citizens assured of their basic political, economic, educational, social, cultural and citizenship rights and where democratic freedoms, economic progress, personal safety, human rights and environmental concerns are the top priority agenda of the government of the day.


[Speech (2) at the Majlis Buka Puasa at Kampung Pendas Laut, Gelang Patah on Saturday, 11th July 2015 at 7 pm]

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  1. #1 by boh-liao on Sunday, 12 July 2015 - 8:32 am

    GO win d hearts of Malays/Muslims in d heartland, esp those in SMALL-number constituencies in East n West Malaysia
    Make sure all DAP/PKR branches in rural towns/kampung hv printers 2 print publicity/informative materials in BM 4 wide distribution
    Convince university students fr rural areas your struggle n objectives, n they will b your messengers when they return 2 their villages
    City folks no problem liao

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